Welcome to the OSSD!

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a unique scientific organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

Benefits of OSSD Membership

Among many reasons to join OSSD, here are just a few:

  • Education and networking
  • Discount on annual meeting registration
  • Strong trainee support with numerous travel and poster awards!



OSSD Presidents Message By Liisa Galea, Ph.D.

Liisa Galea PhD is the new President of OSSD. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, a member of the Djavad Mowifaghian Centre for Brain Health, the Lead of the Women’s Health Research Cluster, and Health Advisor to VPRI at University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

It was fantastic to see so many people at our first in-person OSSD conference since 2019!  Although I am grateful to technology for allowing us to stay connected virtually, there is something magical about seeing people and talking science again in person.  Read More >>